Launched in the year 2022, the QE65QN800B is a 65" 8K TV from Samsung. It comes with a True 10-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. It can achieve a maximum resolution of 7680 x 4320 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 136 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the very next feature of a display that will impact your viewing experience is Color Gamut.
Speaking of which, this TV features 100% DCI P3 color gamut coverage. FYI, this is equivalent to 136.36% sRGB coverage. The color quality on this TV should be Lifelike!
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a TV is a measure of the range of colors that it can show.
Put Simply, this specification indicates the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A TV with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), thus producing a "washed out" picture.
Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Such as — sRGB, NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few.
For example, the color gamut of this TV is specified in terms of DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, you should look at the static contrast specification as it impacts the picture quality the same way.
What is Static Contrast ?
There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio as dynamic doesn't matter much.
Static contrast specification tells the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with SC ratio less than 1000:1 may produce black images something like this:
Note that, such TVs are also prone backlight bleeds that will impact your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Think of static contrast as another dimension to details — just like resolution. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
This TV features a static contrast ratio of 10000:1., well enough to produce deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming backlight technology which is a plus.
HDR10, HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR10+ Gaming, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Quantum HDR 2000 are also supported on this TV.
As for brightness, it is capable of producing a peak luminance of 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Mini LED.
If you are planning to use your TV only for content consumption, you can safely ignore these specifications. But if you are also planning to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
Sadly, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, as this is not a cheap TV, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the latency at which key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
Although for better experience, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 56.84 inches and 35.34 inches respectively. Speaking of thickness, it is just 0.67 inches thick.
It weighs approximately 23.31 Kgs and an additional 7.9 kgs if you include stand. So plan your space accordingly.
Now, coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 400 x 300 mm. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
Hardware and Audio
The Samsung QE65QN800B comes with a 4-Core CPU. However, Samsung didn't provide any info about the total available RAM on the TV's specsheet.
Speaking of OS, the Samsung QE65QN800B runs Tizen 6.5 Operating System.
For display connectivity, Samsung has provided three HDMI 2.0 ports and one HDMI 2.1 port on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you will have three USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x RS232 (C), 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on the Samsung QE65QN800B include a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
As for power consumption, on average, it consumes about 248W and on standby, it takes 0.5 W.
It supports a power outlet of 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.